Magikvanilla

Portugal: Ericeira

Learn to ride or push your skills to the next level with the Magik Vanilla surfcamp in Ericeira. This world class surf zone is calling you to carve some waves!

FAQ

Currency?

Portugal is under the Euro.

 

What shall I pack?

We will provide you with bed clothing so you don't need your sleeping bag, in fact for hygiene rules we don't allow sleeping bags in the guest house. Magikvanilla Guest House can provide you towels for 2€ a piece, but you can bring your own.
Things you shouldn't forget: Bikinis/Swimsuits/Boardshorts, flip-flops  beach towel, something warm (hoodie or jumper) specially for after the lesson as well as nights, Sun protector even in months that you are not expecting to get a sunburn, aftersun and of course your sunglasses. But most important: bring your smile ;)

 

At what time is the lesson?

The time of the lessons will be according to the tide and sea conditions.

 

Rent-a-car?

You won't need a car for your holiday, we take you to the beaches for the surf lessons, the Guest house is very close to town and everything is in walking distance: supermarkets, restaurants, bars, beaches, etc. However if you do want to rent a car you should do it at the airport, as there is no rent-a-car service in town.

 

Shall I bring money with me?

The town of Ericeira has plenty of ATM's where you can withdraw money, you might be charged a fee so check with your bank how much the charge for international withdraws is. Most shops, restaurants and supermarkets accept debit and credit cards.

 

How long are the surf lessons?

The surf lessons are two hours long.

 

Do I need to bring my own wetsuit?

We will provide you with all the equipment needed for the lesson. If you have your own wetsuit and you choose to bring it it is also ok, in fact some people rather bring there own wetsuit.

 

What to do after the lessons?

After your surf lesson you will be brought back to the Guest House, there you can simply chill use the sun-beds, TV, games, etc, you can
go into town and explore the narrow streets and cool shops, restaurants and cafes, you can jump on a Bus and go to Lisbon or Sintra (two must sees) or simply walk to one of the many beaches nearby.

If you choose Sintra we often organise trips there, we take you around town including the most westerly point in Europe mainland, called Cabo da Roca.

 

What about nightlife?

Ericeira has many cafes and bars that stay open late so you can enjoy your nights. There is also a Disco, open until 6am and where we know you going to have a great time ;)

 

Do I need to have previous surf experience?

You don't have to have any previous experience, our Surf instructors are experienced and qualified to teach complete beginners or to improve your skills no matter what level of surf you are.

 

Can you pick me up from the Airport? How much?

We can provide airport transfers from and to Lisbon Airport. If you are part of a pack that includes airport tranfers all we need from you is your flight details both arrival and departure and one of our staff will be there to pick you up on a time arranged, but in case your pack doesn't include transfers you can book a transfer for 20€ each way per person.

 

Do you have lockers?

We do. You can bring a padlock or borrow one from us.

 

Are there alternative transports to get to Ericeira?

You can also get to us by taxi (80€ average) or by Bus, you will need to get the Tube (Metro) at the airport to a Station called Campo Grande and from there the Bus to Ericeira, that will take more or less an hour for 7€.

 

Extra Lessons?

Lessons run monday to friday, but you can buy extra lessons on Saturday or you can rent equipment after your lessons to practice more.